This blog has descended into posts about genitals, and male genitals at that, so time I think for more serious stuff.
A draft decision not to make drugs for a leading cause of blindness widely available on the NHS will cost many people their sight, campaigners say.
This is shocking but not completely unexpected, I have mentioned this before here. But I did think (stupidly) that perhaps public opinion would sway things. That of course would imply that I live in some kind of democracy. No, the idiots at the NHS believe it is cheaper to let someone go blind, or at least half blind, rather than cure them. I am sure though if you take into account disability, guide dogs, council housing etc, it works out much cheaper to just give the patient the drug, but of course those are part of the budget of another department and not a concern for the NHS.
The thing that stung me the most about this is not that they won’t be making the drug widely available, but the fact that it already is widely available, in Scotland. The same Scotland that seems to be becoming something of a Utopia for the average person. It was announced today that students wouldn’t have to pay back their tuitions fees. Students in Wales (as in born in Wales, it doesn’t matter where they study) already have their fees paid for them. Prescriptions are also free in Wales and I believe Scotland (almost £7 in England) and the elderly are to receive free personal care in Scotland.
Wow, just who exactly conquered who again? I am all for equality and not suggesting that Wales or Scotland should be treated as second class members of Britain, but I also don’t understand why the English are. Afterall 80% of the taxes in the UK come from the English yet the Scots are living like Kings, free this and free that – public money seems to grow on trees north of the border.
A recent report stated that Scotland is the worst performing small country in Western Europe, well it’s not surprising, the Scots are getting pretty used to someone else doing all the hard work and paying for everything. I hope that the SNP follow through and make sure that Scotland become independent and self sufficient, perhaps then the English will get better health care, free education and pay less tax.